Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

A song that ties in with the currently airing TV anime Psycho-Pass 2! The jacket was created by redjuice!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

New Ending Theme of TV Anime *Pokémon: XY* Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

Shokotan aka Shoko Nakagawa, who “greedily” takes part in all kinds of activities such as singing, show MCing, voice acting, acting, and producing the fashion brand mmts, has embarked on her tour “Shoko Nakagawa Live Tour 2014 ‘Donyoku Kakumei (Greed Revolution)’” on Oct. 12.

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Rage of Bahamut, the smartphone app that has garnered popularity around the world, will be made into an anime. It’s title will be Rage of Bahamut Genesis.

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Amuse Inc., creator of the popular Alpacasso series, held a private viewing for their new products!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Take a look back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, which recorded the event’s second highest attendance in its history!

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Aug. 5, 2014 01:008

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Finally Concludes! Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive Create “A Song that Expresses the Emotions of the New Characters” for the ED

*Ghost in the Shell: Arise* Finally Concludes! Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive Create “A Song that Expresses the Emotions of the New Characters” for the ED

Created by a talented staff including Masamune Shirow (original author), Kazuchika Kise (chief director/character designer), and Two Ubukata (series composer/writer), Ghost in the Shell: Arise tells of the origins of Ghost in the Shell. The concluding chapter, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Border:4 - Ghost Stands Alone, will finally release countrywide in Japan for a limited 2-week showing on Sept. 6.

Aug. 4, 2014 23:4148

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 2: The Types of “I”

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 2: The Types of “I”

Hungry for more knowledge, more TOM points, and more games? Wait no longer - it’s time to learn about the many different ways to say “I” in Japanese!...

Aug. 4, 2014 22:429

Information Releases for New Anime to Broadcast in October, CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon

Information Releases for New Anime to Broadcast in October, *CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon*

A full lineup of wonderful voice stars from King Records! The Sunrise × King Records original TV anime CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon will begin broadcasting this October!

Aug. 4, 2014 13:0046

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

Aug. 4, 2014 07:0050

Teaser Releases for The Last: Naruto the Movie, Available in Theaters and on Official Site

Teaser Releases for *The Last: Naruto the Movie*, Available in Theaters and on Official Site

Recently, activity began to pick up for the first Naruto film in two years, The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Aug. 4, 2014 01:006

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

We talked to with shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana about what it’s like making shoes for worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga!

Aug. 3, 2014 13:003

New PV Using Illustrations by Redjuice Releases for Anime Genocidal Organ and Harmony

New PV Using Illustrations by Redjuice Releases for Anime *Genocidal Organ* and *Harmony*

Two works by the late sci-fi author Keikaku Itoh, who passed away at the age of 34 in 2009, are becoming animated films set for a 2015 release. Those two works are Genocidal Organ and Harmony.

Aug. 3, 2014 07:0090

Which Ones Do You Like? Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

Which Ones Do You Like? Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

KanColle, MadoMagi, Evangelion! Find your new favorite figures here!

Aug. 3, 2014 01:001

Soul Revolver Manga Departs Monthly Hero’s and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

*Soul Revolver* Manga Departs *Monthly Hero’s* and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

Soul Revolver, a manga currently serialized in Monthly Hero’s is getting a live-action movie adaptation. What’s more, the film is being worked on by Hollywood producers and it’s being created in Hollywood as well.

Aug. 2, 2014 13:008

Parasyte: Probability of Survival to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

*Parasyte: Probability of Survival* to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

Two projects are underway for the legendary manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki. One is a live-action movie and the other is a TV anime series.

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